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Dan Pallotta

  • Posted Dan interviewed by Emily Rooney on Greater Boston, WGBH to Uncharitable
  • Posted Dan Pallotta Interview on ABC News to Uncharitable
  • Posted Reason TV Interview on "Uncharitable" to Uncharitable
  • Posted Stanford Social Innovation Review - "Uncharitable: "should be the nonprofit sector's new manifesto." to Uncharitable
    The Stanford Social Innovation Review has just released the following review of "Uncharitable:"The Double StandardBy Renée Irvin  Spring 2009Dan Pallotta has written Uncharitable as a response to every media report about a charity spending $400,000 to raise $1 million, every...
  • Commented on This Week
    Tony, There's a major inaccuracy in your argument that you need to think about. You write that, "Your question goes to the heart of what philanthropy's role is as distinct from the for-profit sector, which I would argue is the...
  • Posted This Week to Uncharitable
    Uncharitable's at #1 in the "Nonprofit Organizations and Charities" category today on Amazon, probably as a result of an article on giving in the current issue of the UTNE Reader in which the book is described. Over the last ten days...
  • Posted This Week: Hauser Blog, Milken Forum, Clinton School to Uncharitable
    I was at Harvard two weeks ago to do a presentation at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. There's a lively discussion that I'm a part of on the Hauser blog, specifically centered on compensation - definitely check it out....
  • Posted New Reviews to Uncharitable
    Uncharitable was well-reviewed in The Economist and in IN Los Angeles Magazine this week.I also made an appearance on Air America's program The Young Turks. I'm in Boston this week to do a presentation at the Hauser Center for Nonprofits...
  • Posted Los Angeles Launch Party to Uncharitable
    My good friend Rick Jacobs and his partner Shaun hosted a launch party for Uncharitable at their home in Los Angeles. About seventy-five people attended. Questions after the presentation were great all-around. It's obvious that people are hungry for change...
  • Posted Boston Globe Review and Response to Uncharitable
    Rich Barlow of the Boston Globe reviewed the book this morning (click here to view). I added a comment, which appears below, but it wasn't nearly as good as Paul Horne's comment:"Sorry Rich, I can't let you get away with...
  • Posted This Morning's KQED Interview to Uncharitable
    I did an hour-long show on NPR San Francisco with Dave Iverson this morning. The show is called "Forum." Dave is a great interviewer and was genuinely into the subject matter. Good call-ins too.  Click here to listen....
  • Posted The Wall Street Journal Gets It to Uncharitable
    Here's a great column on the failings of efficiency measures and the shortcomings of the rating agencies that report them in the December 19th issue of the Wall Street Journal. One of the best mainstream paper articles I've ever seen...
  • Commented on New York Times Op-Ed Yesterday
    Tobias, thanks for ordering the book. You're definitely not insane. The rest of the world is. Let me know what you think after you've had a chance to read......
  • Posted New York Times Op-Ed Yesterday to Uncharitable
    Nicholas Kristof, the great Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times, wrote a piece on Uncharitable yesterday that generated considerable commentary. It is fascinating, exhausting, and exhilarating to me to see how many misconceptions people have about charity - specifically about 1) what...
  • Posted Corinthians to Uncharitable
    A good friend sent me the following passage from the Bible. Looks like doing well and doing good is an age-old idea. The Puritans intervened and mixed it all up."You know that those who work in the temple get their...
  • Posted Yesterday's Radio Interview on KFI Los Angeles to Uncharitable
    I was on Bill Handel's morning show yesterday. He asked great questions, was a quick study, and his grasped of the issues rivaled that of those who've been studying this for a long time. Click here to listen....
  • Posted The Gap Between Public Expectation and Reality to Uncharitable
    A Saturday headline on the Los Angeles Times front page print edition (click here for online edition - different headline) reads, "L.A. nonprofit spent zero on charity work in 2 years." In reality, the article has no evidence to back...
  • Posted Opinion Piece on Huffington Post Today to Uncharitable
    I have a piece on the Huffington Post today. Comment and pass it around! Thanks....
  • Commented on Yesterday's Interview on ABC's Money Matters
    Hey Grantsformation, Someone said to me the other day that nonprofit is a tax designation, not a way of life. How true. How not having any money is supposed to help the poor and the diseased in this world is...
  • Posted My Commentary on American Public Media's "Marketplace" to Uncharitable
    /**/ To read the commentary and/or comment on the APM website, click here....
  • Posted Further Evidence to Uncharitable
    Excerpt from a letter I sent to the Editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy in response to their story this week:"...The article also quotes an Avon representative stating that, "...PTW had priorities other than fundraising for the cause, which was...
  • Posted Yesterday's Interview on ABC's Money Matters to Uncharitable
    You can watch it at this link: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=6421138...
  • Posted "Should Not Even Be Considered..." to Uncharitable
    Richard Steinberg at Indiana University / Purdue University Indianapolis sent me a tremendous collection of various academics' quotations, from a variety of perspectives, on the failings of the "efficiency measure." This from Phyllis Freedman eleven years ago. That not much...
  • Posted Equal Rights for Charity to Uncharitable
    For more than a decade now one of the cruelest and most dangerously disingenuous messages being preached to the nonprofit sector is that it should act more like business; cruel because we won'’t allow it to and dangerous because it...
  • Posted Over Overhead to Uncharitable
    A reporter was interviewing me yesterday and asked me to name some charities I think are doing a lot of good and some that are wasting people's money; i.e. "paying these honchos big salaries" when the money is supposed to...
  • Posted Let's Stick Together to Uncharitable
    I received an e-mail from a real innovator running a really imaginative, socially entrepreneurial fundraising engine. He just received a copy of "Uncharitable" and wrote: "I opened it to two random pages, one about Google, and one about win-win being a...
  • Commented on UPDATED: AirTalk with Larry Mantle
    Chris, I sketch out a solution in Chapter 3 - basically a large, federally funded national assessment apparatus with teams of surveyors/analysts that perform annual updates on all charities - it could start with the human services sector, which by...
  • Posted UPDATED: AirTalk with Larry Mantle to Uncharitable
    What a pleasure it is to do an interview with a host who has read your book and is actually interested in the issues. I was on Larry Mantle's AirTalk show this morning talking about the book. You can listen...
  • Posted Welcome to Uncharitable.net to Uncharitable
    Welcome to uncharitable.net, the official blog and discussion site for my new book. Ultimately, I wrote Uncharitable for the benefit of all of the suffering people in this world who look to charity and the nonprofit sector for  light, hope and...
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